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It's great having your Photos stored in the cloud, but you still need a backup!

If you rely on just a single cloud service to keep copies of your photos, it's not a complete solution. Without a secondary backup, either locally or on another cloud service, you may find deleted photos are permanently gone.

In this episode I look at some solutions for implementing secondary local and remote backups for your precious photos.

I take a look at creating local backups with Time Machine and restoring photos using Time Machine, how to use Flickr to backup 1TB of photos for free, and how you might want to use Hazel and DropBox to organise your photos into folders and upload to DropBox or any other sync service.

The full tutorial covers:

  • Why Backup?
  • Time Machine
  • Flickr for BackUp
  • Using Import Folder

STOP PRESS: Just as I finished the post production tasks around this show, Google went ahead and announced Google Photos!

Typical! - It was much to late to make reference to Google Photos in this show, so I've had to leave it out.

This isn't necessarily a bad thing.

After a brief look at Google Photos, it can't really be considered a suitable backup solution for your iCloud Photo Library - sure, it keeps a second copy, but it seems to be integrated so any photos deleted from your iPhoto Library seem to be deleted from Google Photos - worse, if you delete anything from Google Photos, it gets deleted from iCloud Photo Library.

There are some other considerations too, not least being do you trust Google to store your entire Photo library?

I'll be taking a closer look at Google Photos in future shows, but for now, this week's Photos backup suggestions are still applicable.

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Jamie Peak

Nice tutorial Don!

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